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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. The questions provide a means for MSPs to get factual and statistical information from them. Written questions must be answered within 10 working days (20 working days during recess). Other questions such as Topical, Portfolio, General and First Minister's Question Times are taken in the Chamber.

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Question ref. S6W-04596

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 23 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will give effect to the commitment in the shared policy programme agreed by it and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group to make more use of translocation of beavers and provide financial and practical support for this.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Lorna Slater on 24 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04006

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 10 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported adoption of the UNECE Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention decision VII/8s, and whether there are plans to reform judicial expenses in light of the decision.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Regan on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04187

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether any applications have been made to sportscotland for funding to support the development of a tennis centre at Park of Keir.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04188

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether sportscotland has provided any funding for the development of a tennis centre at Park of Keir.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04444

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 12 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Heat Networks Delivery Plan.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Patrick Harvie on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04116

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 2 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what Scottish Landfill Tax rate (a) biostabilised waste and (b) incinerator bottom ash (IBA) qualifies for.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03959

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to establishing a statutory target for re-use.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03401

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 30 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the World Health Organization (WHO) publication, Global Air Quality Guidelines, on 22 September 2021, and what plans it has to set new targets to meet the new air pollution levels set out by WHO.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 26 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03426

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 1 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of households that have installed interlinked fire alarms in advance of the new legislation coming into force in February 2022; whether it anticipates all households will meet the new standard by this date, and how it is monitoring this.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 22 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03061

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00882 by Mairi Gougeon on 7 July 2021, whether it will provide an update on the number of landings that have been reported by wrasse fishers through (a) their standard reporting requirements and (b) the new weekly reporting required under the point 11 of the licence conditions applying to the harvesting of wrasse, since 1 May 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 22 October 2021